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Fox Hollies Swimming Club

Shirley Road, Hall Green, Birmingham, B27 7NS

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Opening Times

  • Monday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Friday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Saturday 07:00 - 15:30.
  • Sunday 08:30 - 20:30.

Introduction

  • Fox Hollies Swimming Club is an independent, family oriented, competitive swimming club.
  • The club is open to anyone over the age of four.
  • Emphasis is on competitive swimming, but there are sessions for swimmers of all abilities, including non-swimmers.
  • Opening times vary, please check the venues website for further information.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town or city.
  • This venue is situated in Acocks Green.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Acocks Green.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There are 5 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 355cm x 475cm (11ft 8in x 15ft 7in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 25m (27yd) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 33m (36yd) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 4m (13ft 1in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Swimming Pool

  • There is level access from the changing area to the swimming pool.
  • There is not a ramped entrance into the water.
  • There is a wet side chair available.
  • There is a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • The hoist is manual.
  • There are steps into the swimming pool.
  • There are 5 steps.
  • There is a ladder type entrance into the water.
  • There is a handrail on both sides of the ladder.

Accessible Changing Room

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing rooms are located in the centre of the venue.
  • The accessible changing room is 25m (27yd) from the main entrance.
  • The accessible changing room is 6m (19ft 8in) from the shower.
  • The accessible changing room is 21m (23yd) from the reception desk.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 230cm x 300cm (7ft 7in x 9ft 10in).
  • The facilities available in the accessible changing room are a wheel in shower, handrails and a changing table.
  • There is level access to the changing room.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located in front of the swimming pool.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are handrails and a shower chair.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Standard Changing Room

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 10m (32ft 10in) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 6m (19ft 8in) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 12m (13yd) from the swimming pool.
  • The standard changing rooms are located beside the reception desk.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

Standard Shower

  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.
  • The showers are located in the pool area.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 9m (29ft 6in) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located beside the reception.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a unisex toilet.
    • There are separate toilet for male and female.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 189cm x 195cm (6ft 2in x 6ft 5in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 102cm (3ft 4in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • The baby change facilities are located in the adapted toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located outside the venue.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.